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1981

Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

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2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the moments, accidents, love stories and memories that will define who they are.

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Tal is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. Only 60 miles separate them but how many bombings, check-points, sleepless nights and bloodstained days stand between them?

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A Life for Ballet

A NY Thing

A French romantic follows his dream girl to NYC, but a weekend of white lies, one-night-stands and tangled love triangles prove infatuation and romance are not what they seem.

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A Screaming Man

A former swimming champion selfishly puts his welfare above his son during the Chadian revolution, and out of guilt, regrets his decision.

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Aaltra

In this pitch black comedy, the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. However, after a tractor accident leaves them both paralyzed, they no longer focus their rage on each other...

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Aliyah

Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score, while balancing a new romance, a past lover, a lifelong friendship and his bro...

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Amnesia

A 25-year old DJ moves to the island of Ibiza and befriends a woman who is trying to forget her past.

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Apaches

A group of well meaning but morally bankrupt teenagers live the fast life in Corsica, but things spiral out of control when one of them wants to confess their crimes.

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Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship

Three award-winning features at a special price.

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Bosch: The Garden of Dreams

A mystery within a mystery, the painting “The Garden of Delights” is the most famous and intriguing work by Hieronymus Bosch.

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Breathe

Two teens embark on a close new friendship that quickly escalates toward an inevitable and extraordinary collapse. Directed by Melanie Laurent.

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Calm at Sea

A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

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Cruel

Pierre, a day laborer living with his sick father, moonlights as a murderer until he meets a pianist and falls in love.

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Days to Come

Certainly not a typical doomsday film, DAYS TO COME offers a very realistic glimpse into a future shaped by powerful, resource-hungry nations determined to seize control of the last remaining oil-ric...

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Dreams of Dust

The lives of Mocktar and Coumba cross paths in the dusty gold mining fields of Burkina Faso.

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Eldorado

Beloved Belgian actor/director Bouli Lanners stars in this eccentric film about a vintage car dealer who travels across the country with a young ex-junkie.

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False Confessions

Luc Bondy’s final feature film brings Marivaux’s play into 21st century Paris, with Isabelle Huppert commanding the screen as Araminte, the wealthy widow who unwittingly hires the smitten Dorante ...

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Farinelli

The incredible story of the world famous opera singer - who was castrated during childhood in order to preserve his voice - comes to life in this Oscar-nominated drama of high notes and even higher pa...

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Festival Shorts Collection

Film Movement's Festival Shorts Collection features 8 ground-breaking short movies that you won't find anywhere else. 

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For a Woman

On the death of her mother, Anne makes an unsettling discovery: an old photo will cast doubt on her very origins, as she uncovers a mysterious uncle her parents welcomed into their lives after World W...

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK tells the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frants Fanon.

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Free Men

In WWII France, an Algerian black marketeer risks his life when he joins the Paris Mosque in a clandestine mission to help Jews escape the Nazis.

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Full Moon in Paris

Legendary filmmaker Eric Rohmer's acclaimed romantic comedy follows independent Louise through romantic entanglements with a boyfriend, a best friend and a bad boy musician in 1984 Paris.

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Grigris

A dancer with a bum leg finds himself dangerously entwined in the black market, in an effort to save himself and the woman he loves.

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Her Name is Sabine

An intelligent, moving and beautiful documentary portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire.

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Hop

As Justin and his father enjoy a soccer match, a chain of events leads to the father’s abduction. Justin must embark on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with him.

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If You Don't, I Will

Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time, and when Pomme refuses to leave the forest after a hike, both are left to contemplate the strength and meaning of each other's commitment.

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Illegal

After being arrested for living illegally in Belgium, a Russian woman finds herself on an earth-shattering journey to escape prison and reunite with her son.

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Inch'Allah Dimanche

A deeply moving portrait of an Algerian woman’s experience as an immigrant in France at a time when racial violence ran deep.

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Le Grand Voyage

Just before his college entrance exams, Reda must drive his father to Mecca. From France to Saudi Arabia the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives.

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Lines of Wellington

This lavish, star-studded epic set during the great Napoleonic Wars chronicles the lives of both the nobility and the poor against a tapestry of love affairs, deceit, intrigue and violence.

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Marie's Story

Based on true events, Marie’s Story recounts the journey of a blind, deaf girl and the young nun who would change her life forever.

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Marquise

The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

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Moka

A grieving woman pursues a couple whom she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run.

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My King

Acclaimed auteur Maïwenn's magnum opus about the real and metaphysical pain endured by a woman (Emmanuelle Bercot) who struggles to leave a destructive co-dependent relationship with a charming yet e...

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Neither Heaven Nor Earth

Afghanistan 2014. Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad have been assigned a surveillance mission in a remote valley. One dark night, soldiers begin to mysteriously disappear.

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Never Ever

Based on Don DeLillo's novella The Body Artist.

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Nights with Theodore

Two young Parisians fall in love amid the dreamlike topography of a hillside public garden.

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Paradise

PARADISE follows three people whose paths cross during a terrible time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a hi...

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Puppylove

A lonely teen's friendship with a free-spirited British neighbor pushes her to break free of the bonds of childhood.

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Queen of Hearts

Adele tries to recover from a devastating breakup by bouncing from lover to lover.

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Raja

A middle-aged Frenchman becomes obsessed with a 19-year-old Arabian who has a troubled past.

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Scarlet Diva

A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

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The Ardennes

The bonds of brotherhood are tested in this dark crime thriller of epic proportions.

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The Auction

When his grown daughter returns to the family farm in desperate need of money, solitary and stoic Gaby will be asked to sacrifice everything for those closest to him.

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The Female Gaze: Contemporary Films by Women

7 films directed by women at a special price.

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The Grocer's Son

Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke,...

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The Jewish Cardinal

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism.

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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob

A bigoted French businessman (Louis De Funès) is mistaken for a rabbi while fleeing with an Arab (Claude Giraud).

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The Maneater

Jezabel, a rebellious young woman, lives for extreme life experiences until she almost hits rock bottom. She hides her fragility and fear of love until she crosses paths with a young priest.

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The Nun

In 1760s France, a young woman is sent to a convent where she’s faced with the dehumanizing realities of a cloistered life she never wanted. Based on the novel by Diderot.

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The Paris Opera

Go behind the scenes of the Paris Opera, where backstage dramas, crises, and triumphs play out each night before the curtain rises.

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The Pillow Book

Peter Greenaway’s erotically-charged drama follows a young woman who finds pleasure having calligraphy pained on her, and the revenge she seeks on the man who exploited her father.

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The Sower

Violette is old enough to marry in 1852 when her village is brutally deprived of all its men following the repression ordered by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte.

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The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

A frothy French farce, THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE is the blockbuster 1972 madcap comedy about mistaken identity and mixed signals.

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The Three-Way Wedding

Relationships begin to unravel during a playwright's latest production, thanks to his ex-wife and a pretty assistant (Julie Depardieu).

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Three Worlds

Three people are affected by the same tragedy, and each reacts to it in a different way.

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Traitors

A musician agrees to smuggle a drug shipment for some quick cash, but when she meets her traveling companion, a captive drug mule, she vows to free her from enslavement to the dealers.

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Viva Laldjerie

A deeply personal portrayal of three women living in today's Algeria between modern society and Islamic fundamentalism, self-determination and dependence.

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Welcome

Kurdish teen Bilal has traveled all the way to the north of France in the hope of reuniting with his girlfriend in England. To get around a legal technicality, he decides to swim across the English Ch...

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Wolves in the Snow

After killing her husband, a woman faces threats from his gangster associates.

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You Will be Mine

Marie and Emma develop a deep need for one another after they become roommates.

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